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Exhibitions

Aude Moreau, THE END in the Background of Hollywood, 2015. Vidéo HD, couleur, son.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de la galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal. © Aude Moreau et Galerie de l'UQAM. Collection de l'artiste.

Aude Moreau, Waiting for Landing, 2015. Epreuve numérique. 71 x 107 cm. 
Avec l'aimable autorisation de la galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal. © Aude Moreau et Galerie de l'UQAM. Collection de l'artiste.

24.9.2016 — 8.1.2017

The Political Nightfall

artist(s): Aude Moreau
curator(s): Louise Déry

The photographic, film and sound works of Aude Moreau cast a hitherto unexampled light on the North American city, with its modernist grid, its towers soaring to breathtaking heights, its illuminated logos speaking the language of the multinationals, its solids that box us in, its voids that provide an exit. Because the artist embeds film in architecture, writing in glass, politics in economics, transparency in opacity, indeed the private in the public, she deflects and refashions the iconography of these often stereotypical urban images, whose future shows no way around the gathering political darkness.

By investing architecture with a metaphorical power that lies between reality and fiction, between the image itself and what it recounts, Moreau makes us spectators of the present: we are subjected to the mechanisms of power and grapple with the catastrophic scenarios that flow by in an endless loop.

The artist's thinking and observations on the city derive from Gordon Matta-Clark, Ed Ruscha and Mies Van der Rohe; created between 2008 and 2015, the four groups of works included in this exhibition give the leading role to Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. They exhort us to immerse ourselves in the texture of their images and sounds, to enter the temporality of a relentless end, to cross through the space between the images and, in that movement, perceive a world at rest, perhaps its final rest.

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partners

The exhibition Aude Moreau - La nuit politique was produced by the Galerie de l’UQAM in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, Casino Luxembourg, and the The Power Plant, Toronto.
With the support of: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Délégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles.

images

Aude Moreau, THE END in the Background of Hollywood, 2015. Vidéo HD, couleur, son.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de la galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal. © Aude Moreau et Galerie de l'UQAM. Collection de l'artiste.

Aude Moreau, Waiting for Landing, 2015. Epreuve numérique. 71 x 107 cm. 
Avec l'aimable autorisation de la galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal. © Aude Moreau et Galerie de l'UQAM. Collection de l'artiste.